Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Art Dolls

Made my 1st art doll as part of a swap. I enjoyed doing it and will make more in 2018.



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

retro-nostalgia

joined in my 2nd art swap - this time with someone in the US.
The theme was retro- nostalgia and I had a go at collage. The glitter pens do on gleam like they do in real life. It was fun to do.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Afformations for creatives -day 14

we can decree this :~
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and we can afform this:~

Why is all of life  coming to me with ease, joy and glory?



 Remember to let your mind search for the answers to your question.
The point of afformations is not to actually cognitively  answer the question you are presenting.



The point of afformations is to begin to use your mind in a generative  new way – to begin focusing on things you may never have focused on before.(I was inspired to post these afformations as a part of Eli Trier's series of  interviews



Saturday, 7 October 2017

Day 6-while I was pacing the floor



I do not pace the floor. I used to pace if I had to wait , but these days am so much more mellow.

But I do like some of the prompts, so will happily let the words flow from/through in and around them.


Word prompts:
shadows walk with me'
keeping the pace'
between then and now'
moving to breathe'
pacing happy thoughts '






Cinquain is the form I chose for today

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey.


Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun.

Existence
Endless possibility
Embraces
Lovingly opening
Awareness.#

I went for the 2nd option















Thursday, 5 October 2017

Day 5- poem a day

Finally I undertand     todays prompt.



Here are the words we were given to play with.


Word Bank Prompt
“Oh-h-h. Now I get it.” //“Aha.”
“I see.”   / “But of course.”
“It’s true!”
Delight     Discover
Epiphany    Grow
Learn     Mature
Satisfaction   Triumph
Transform    Vision

My daughter asked for legwarmers for Christmas one year
Year I could not find
Find legwarmers I could not
Not that she would like, wrong texture, wrong colour
Colour too bright , too neon
Neon would not do, synthetic would not do.
Do you have a pattern I asked the group
Group came to my rescue
Rescue with pattern and help
Help, I can't cast on
On and on I went
Went to Lynne for help
Help me you tube..Lynne is away
Away in France and I can't cast off
Off to youtube I go.
Go this way it tells me to follow
Follow I did
Did you know you can go into an altered state
State of no state with each stitch as it disappears
Disappears and trance appears
Appears for the knitter.

Ah- now I understand

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

4 Sugar Skulls

I created these as a participant on http://journalworkshops.ning.com/  art swap. It was the 1st time I had taken part and I enjoyed making them. We were invited to create 5 sugar skulls using paper. I made 4 and added extra skulls tothe magenta one

Day 4- Between Clouds and Water.

http://www.octpowrimo.com/

Day 4 and still going.

I wonder what will emerge during the day as I moodle on this.

I noticed clouds shapes of grey last night, with tinges of pink- very dramatic.
As I paint more and poetry more I notice the world around me morphing and revealing more of its secrets and dimensions.


Where is poetry hidden.

The Tibetan woman wishes to write
Write the poem she sees in the clouds
Clouds are deep but government eyes
Eyes denies the pen 
Pen we take for granted in the West
West that wastes
Wastes the words, the time, the pen
Pen goes into obsolescence
Obsolescence kills the word, victim to the 5 second text
Text of the ancient, poetry sewn
Sewn into cloth
Cloth covers mouth
Mouth whispers the poem
Poem of the ancient texts.


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Day 3- a taste of metal

http://www.octpowrimo.com/2017/10/day-3-taste-of-metal.html


Chalice Well water tastes of iron

But I think it is the blood of the Goddess of Blacksmiths
Seeping through the veins of the earth

To nourish those who are awake
To the transmission of power and nutrients from her heart
To ours.



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#octpoetrymonth

Exploring poetry in all its forms.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Poem- day 2 of 31

10 minutes-''we write because we must''

I wonder, do I have this imperative to write. I joined a writing group and wrote 2 short stories a month, but left the group because it did not give the kind of feedback I wanted. There was a man there who thought he was funny, and always made some kind of joke at the end of my reading.

Someone else said my story about a dream did not make sense..I pointed out that it was a story.
Since leaving the group I have not written 2 stories a month.

I joined this 31 day challenge to encourage myself to write daily and this is day 2 and am still playing.

Just remembered, I have joined in with a couple of FB stroy prompts and wrote for 5 minutes each time, and also joined in their story competition.
But the craving for some kind of feedback, preferably postivie, demonstrates that I am not writing for me.
A story motif is in the ethers around my head, but have done nothing with it, and had an idea a few seconds ago that maybe each idea could be a poem in its own right, with actually no need for it to be a story, a novel , a book.

I have also run a writing group for 5 years- we meet monthly in the library and write in short bursts for 10/15/15 minutes then read out to each other.

Sometimes one of the members is negative and I often consider leaving them to run themselves, yet each month I return....

I went to a one hour workshop on Saturday, and made 2 little books- it was such fun to make, and so rewarding, and now, as I type, I realise I can write poetry in them..or even a word per page.


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 And  I will have a go at making this too

http://blog.susangaylord.com/search/label/Bookmaking Projects?updated-max=2012-05-07T09:32:00-04:00&max-results=20&star


I do enjoy words, single words or small groups- or just a sentence.
I took part in an international art card swap in the summer and joined again...I made 54 cards, and each painted card had a single word on it...did it show me my favourite 52 words ( SOFT showed up twice )
I will post them soon and in return will receive 52 cards (52 arty words) from other people from around the world.

So- I have typed for 10 minutes and noticed I feel soothed by the process...not that I was stressed before- just noticing a change in my energy.

And now to the poem.
At 1st I did not want to write shape poetry, but soon changed my point of view and decided to give it a go,,,,chose a Luna shape.

PEARLS.....



Pearls around my neck feel warm to the touch.
  To own a pearl necklace I have wanted so much.
    It seemed out of reach-pearls are not for me
      Daughter of a grocer- so how could it be?
      What do pearls mean- elegance and grace, how do they feel so close to my face?
    At last they are mine, tinged with pink...like the colour of dawn not captured by ink
   but by the secrets inside the shell, who can tell?
  Are moonbeams collected deep inside,
To realise the pearl within them and within me?


#OctPoWriMo 

another prompt for day one ' where do you come from ?'


I am confused as to which prompts are which..there seem to be 2 going on simultaneously.



This one asks us to write on a theme...is it a poem , free writing...I don't know..but will free write for 5 minutes.

-I know now how I got confused...still- it made me write even more

WORD PROMPTS

family tree

DNA

roots and branches

origin story

ancestry

heritage

I used to be interested in the fact that on my father's side my ancestors lived on a barge, and they carried ice. I actually wrote a story with that as an idea, and spoke it aloud on several occasions.

I enjoyed doing that but for some reason the story telling stopped.

It must have been very cold, wet and uncomfortable living and sleeping with ice, but these days it sounds appealing as my body gets over heated in warm spaces and seems to have forgotten how to cool down.


I moved to live near the sea 5 years ago and wonder if that is connected to my family living on the canals.

The biologists say we came form the sea, the esotericists say we are stardust.

Did I come from stardust -and even if I did, how did I get here, typing and wondering in this moment?
Stars came from somewhere
That no-one really knows
Across time and space, there's a place that creates stars
Really, it's true
Do you beleive me when I say that was my job in an earlier life
Understanding how to add sparkle and radiance to a lacklustre star
Stellar job said my manager..laughing at his own joke
 Till I out-created him and became a star.


October Poetry- 31 days



Pick one of these words and create an acrostic poem.

1. Vision

2. Picture

3. Strange
4. Long
5. Create
6. Ghost
7. Magic
8. Soul
9. Imagine
10. Smoke.


I had to look it up.


The easiest approach is to begin each line with the corresponding letter of the chosen word, so that word appears when you look at it as a whole.

Smoke.

S

M
O

K

E


Sage stick burning, smoke offering


Moving to all Directions


Opening arms, trusting the heart


Keeping the faith


Everlasting


Will you join us? #OctPoWriMo

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Another blog hop

Signed up for another writers blog hop and realised it is about a month since I last posted- so doing something about that right now.
I did sign up for an October poetry challenge..so looks like steam will be coming off my blog next month.
I did write 2 very short pieces for a mini challenge- write for 5 minutes on 3 prompt words- that was fun, and entered a competition to write 500 hundreds words to a picture prompt. I got a short feedback, including the fact that I did not actually include the picture...It was of 2 women..and I had 2 women in my story, so I guess I will just have to chalk it down to different points of view.



http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Day 8 of Afformations for Creatives

Remember - now you are using afformation you can ake action from this more positive and generative space

You are now, making assumptions about life and your
relationship to it  assumptions  that form the basis of how you
go through life – with positivity or negativity, confidence or shyness,
love or fear, acceptance or resentment.
What are you choosing?

If you assume that life is for you, you will take actions
formed by the belief that “things will work out for the best.
 Ifyou assume that life is against you, then your actions will be
formed from hesitancy, fear and the belief of why bother?

The afformation method..when used daily
makes conscious that which has,until now, been only subconscious.


Play with today's afformation:~



why am I so lucky with money?





Notes

 Remember to let your mind search for the answers to your question.
The point of afformations is not to actually cognitively  answer the question you are presenting.


The point of afformations is to begin to use your mind in a generative  new way – to begin focusing on things you may never have focused on before.

ps
if you would like me to add more afformations, do leave a comment and I am happy to keep sharing

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Afformations for Creatives Day 7

Remember -Your mind is like a computer. Once you put your
Afformation in motion and keep asking your new, positive
questions, your mind will begin to search for the answer without
your conscious volition.

What   positive things are noticing after your first week of playing with afformations?

Todays afformation :#


why am I generating more income from my art than ever before?



Notes.

Take action from this more positive and generative space

You are, right now, making assumptions about life and your
relationship to it. These assumptions form the basis of how you
go through life – with positivity or negativity, confidence or shyness,
love or fear, acceptance or resentment.

If you assume that life is for you, you will take actions
formed by the belief that “things will work out for the best.” If
you assume that life is against you, then your actions will be
formed from hesitancy, fear and the belief of why bother?”
The afformation method makes conscious that which has,
until now, been only subconscious.

 why am I generating more income from my art than ever before?

Monday, 28 August 2017

Afformations for Creatives Day 6

 Remember to let your mind search for the answers to your question.
The point of afformations is not to actually cognitively  answer the question you are presenting.


The point of afformations is to begin to use your mind in a generative  new way – to begin focusing on things you may never have focused on before.

Today's afformation :~

Why does doing the thing I love bring me more abundance then I ever dreamed possible?



Notes.

 Your mind is like a computer. Once you put your
Afformation in motion (and keep asking your new, positive
questions!), your mind will begin to search for the answer without
your conscious volition.


Reminder>>>>>>

Why does doing the thing I love bring me more abundance then I ever dreamed possible?

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Afformations for Creatives day 5



Did you play with the earlier afformations?

If not, it does not matter as you can play with the affomations in any order.

The main thing is to pick one and use it by simply asking it several times a day.
This gives your subconscious a positive job to do,  and will help dissolve the starving artist belief pattens.

(I was inspired to post these afformations as a part of Eli Trier's series of interviews with artists and  money...and am a member of her FB book Beautiful Creative Life) 

Todays afformation :~

Why do I trust that the Universe will always provide for me?

notes...

 Let your mind search for the answers to your question.

The point of afformations is NOT to actually cognitively  answer the question you are presenting.


The point of afformations is to begin to use your mind in a generative  new way – to begin focusing on things you may never have focused on before.


ask yourself today>>>>>>>

Why do I trust that the Universe will always provide for me?

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Afformations for Creatives -Day 4

 Day 4- August  26th



Did you play with yesterday's afformation?

If not, it does not matter as you can play with the afformations in any order.
The main thing is to pick one and use it by simply asking it several times a day.
This gives your subconscious a positive job to do,  and will help dissolve the starving artist belief  patterns.

(I was inspired to post these afformations as a part of Eli Trier's series of interviews with artists and  money...and am a member of her FB book Beautiful Creative Life) 


Why do I have the courage to do what I love and ask for what I’m worth?


notes..

It is interesting when we pay attention to the questions we ask ourselves during the day.
why is no-one buying stuff from my etsy shop.?
why was that exhibition a failure.?
Why can't I earn a living through my art.?

The subconscious runs with those questions and comes up with responses....

That's why it is more generative to change the questions to something more positive and so more  helpful.



 Empowering questions cause our mind to focus on the
positive. The only answers to empowering questions are
answers or experiences that produce feelings of self-esteem
and a positive self-image. 

Empowering questions lead to
answers that tell the truth about who you really are.


Why do I have the courage to do what I love
and ask for what I’m worth?

Friday, 25 August 2017

Afformations for Creatives -day 3

 Day Three . Friday August  25th


 



Did you play with yesterday's afformation?

If not, it does not matter as you can play with the afformations in any order.
The main thing is to pick one and use it by simply asking it several times a day.
This gives your subconscious a positive job to do,  and will help dissolve the starving artist belief patterns.

(I was inspired to post these afformations as a part of Eli Trier's series of interviews with artists and  money...and am a member of her FB book Beautiful Creative Life) 

Here is today's afformation.


Why do I give myself permission to succeed?


However, if you liked yesterdays and would like to continue with that one for a week, a month...go ahead. Or even create your own. 


More notes on Afformations.


Many of us have used affirmations over the years.

However , we  were using conscious statements when the  subconscious mind responds to questions.

We were trying to overcome negative beliefs using statements,
when it’s so much easier to overcome them using questions.



That's why I am sharing some afformations ( questions ) for us to explore and take it for checking...


Remember-...Your mind has what you might call an automatic search function, which means that when you ask yourself a question
your mind automatically begins to search for an answer.


Psychologists have referred to this function of the human brain
as the “embedded presupposition factor.


Why do I give myself permission to succeed?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Afformation for Prosperity for Beautiful Creative Life- Day Two

 Day Two- August  24th

Why am I easily accepting abundance into my life, now?

Did you play with yesterday's afformation?

If not, it does not matter as you can play with the afformations in any order.
The main thing is to pick one and use it by simply asking it several times a day.
This gives your subconscious a positive job to do,  and will help dissolve the starving artist belief pattens.

(I was inspired to post these afformations as a part of Eli Trier's series of interviews with artists and  money...and am a member of her FB book Beautiful Cretive Life) .

A few notes for those who are unfamilair with Afformations .


Your thoughts are very literal seeds that you plant every minute of every hour of every day, whether you’re aware of it or not. 
These thought-seeds are planted (whether or not you’re aware of them) in the fertile soil of Infinite Intelligence, which simply takes your thought-seeds and hands them back to you as your life.

An afformation is one way to upgrade your thoughts and to ask a generative question, with no negative tail enders that affirmations often bring up

Beautiful Creative Life :Afformations @ Prosperity.

I joined a group on facebook to listen to audios about income from an artists point of view.

I was prompted to share some afformations for the group, and to post them here so members do not have to sign up , they can just come here each day if it is fun, useful /curious etc.

August 23rd

Day 1.

The experiment to day is to ask lots of times during the day.

'' Why am I feeling more prosperous today?''


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Creativity Moodlings


 
1. What is the first creative moment you remember?

2. Was anyone there to witness of appreciate it?


3. What is the best idea you've ever had?


4. What made it great in your mind?


5. What is your creative ambition?


6. What are the obstacles to this ambition?


7. How do you begin your day?


8. What patterns do you repeat?


9. Describe your first successful creative act.


10. What are your attitudes toward:

 Money? 
Power?
 Praise?
 Rivals? 
Work? 
Play?

11. Which artists do you admire most?


12. Who regularly inspires you?


13. When confronted with superior intelligence or talent, how do you respond?



14. When you work, do you love the process or the result?


15. At what moments do you feel your reach exceeds your grasp?


16. What is your ideal creative activity?


17. What is your greatest fear?


18. What is the likelihood of either happening?


19. What is your greatest dream?


do you have any more to add?


How much more creativity can we be today

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

let your life be a poem.

When I say be creative, I don’t mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. 

I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.

—Osho

 

Krowji is  a collection of artists studios in Redruth, Cornwall.

They had an open day recently and I went along to see what they were up to.

Lots of people painting, some leather work, some glass work, some textile artists.

All of them had taken the step to pursue their interests by investing in a studio.

A couple of the artists were also offering art courses and I plan to go to them-one is using oil paints- a new medium for me, and the other using oil bars- again, something I have not played with yet. 

 

Some of the people in their studio were aloof and made no effort to interact, and some were very communicative...wonder who sold the most?

 

I guess they will all be in their studios again today, but not interrupted by the general public. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Poetry- Day 6- Dream

Ocean large
Woman stands
At the edge, she looks
Right at you
Will she walk into the water
Will she stay,
Her home behind her
The water in front
Vast expanse
Yet she looks
Looks at you
Will she step into the water
Walk into the sea
Disappear into the stillness
Walk on the seabed
Talk to the hermit crab
Hermit by the sea
Which way will she step?

Monday, 1 May 2017

Poetry writing- day 5 -''Hidden''

#5 Hidden

Today's poem is paired with a dare. And the dare is this - hide a poem somewhere in the world. I could be one of yours or a favorite written by someone else.

Write about the actual or imagined experience of hiding a poem
or alternatively about anything hidden.


Hidden.

Poem
Soul caught in words
Capture those cobwebs write
In hidden treasure found by who?
Heart marks.
 












Cinquain is the form I played with

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. 

 It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey. (For further information, please scroll down for an article on Cinquain from the SP Quill Quarterly Magazine written by Deborah P Kolodji.)

Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun.
Example:
angels
kind beyond words
they protect and forgive
and make feelings of blissfulness
cherubim